Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Military

  • Kenneth L. Cameron
  • Brett D. Owens

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Spectrum of Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Military

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Brett D. Owens, Kenneth L. Cameron
      Pages 3-10
    3. Andrew J. Schoenfeld, Philip J. Belmont
      Pages 11-23
    4. Michael Garrison, Scott Dembowski, Nathan Shepard
      Pages 43-60
    5. Scott D. Carow, Jennifer L. Gaddy
      Pages 61-87
    6. Chad A. Krueger, James R. Ficke
      Pages 89-102
  3. The Epidemiology of Musculoskeletal Injuries by Anatomic Region

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Christopher J. Tucker, Brett D. Owens
      Pages 105-122
    3. Danielle L. Scher, Emily H. Shin, Jennifer M. Wolf, Leon J. Nesti
      Pages 123-143
    4. Joseph T. Lanzi, Steven J. Svoboda
      Pages 145-152
    5. Jeremy McCallum, John M. Tokish
      Pages 153-169
    6. Brian R. Waterman, John Dunn, Justin D. Orr
      Pages 171-210
    7. Jeffrey B. Knox, Joseph Orchowski
      Pages 211-227
    8. Scott C. Wagner, Ronald A. Lehman
      Pages 229-245
  4. Public Health Strategies for Injury Prevention and Treatment in the Military

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Sarah J. de la Motte, Robert Oh
      Pages 267-286
    3. Deydre S. Teyhen, Stephen L. Goffar, Timothy L. Pendergrass, Scott W. Shaffer, Nikki Butler
      Pages 287-313
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 315-317

About this book


This authoritative reference examines the causes of--and offers workable solutions to--the widespread problem of musculoskeletal injuries among armed forces personnel. Specific chapters on combat, non-combat, training, and fitness injuries shed necessary light on the nature and scope of the epidemic, including impact on active service members and the resulting quality of life issues in veterans. An overview of these injuries by anatomic region highlights treatment, disability, and prevention issues in military settings. The book also translates the standard public health model for preventing injuries into military context, giving professionals guidelines for developing strategies tailored to the unique strengths and risks of this population.

Featured in the coverage:

·         The burden of musculoskeletal injuries in the military.

·         Traumatic combat injuries.

·         Deployment and non-battle injuries.

·         Epidemiology of musculoskeletal injuries by anatomic region.

·         Application of the public health model for injury prevention.

·         Barriers to injury prevention in the military.

Its depth of detail makes Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Military critical reading for orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, athletic trainers, military leaders, military and VA healthcare staff including physicians and policymakers, public health and injury prevention professionals, occupational health and safety professionals, musculoskeletal injury and disease researchers, and veterans' health advocacy groups.     


combat injury injury epidemiology injury prevention military health occupational health and safety sports medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Kenneth L. Cameron
    • 1
  • Brett D. Owens
    • 2
  1. 1.Keller Army HospitalWest PointUSA
  2. 2.Keller Army HospitalWest PointUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-2983-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-2984-9
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